Sixteen years ago, Persephone O'Leary never came home. Now Sylvie must return to her hometown, stay in the room she shared with her sister, to help her mother. But Persphone's presence lingers on the streets of the quiet Connecticut village, in the empty bedroom Sylvie moves back into, and in the fact that her disappearance, and murder, remains unsolved.
Title: After the Bloom Author: Leslie Shimotakahara Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Dundurn Press Release Date: 09 May 2017 Length: 324 pages Source: eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Available in Paperback Japanese internment camps aren't something that gets brought up often (if ever) when we look back on American history. If… Continue reading Exploring the darker sides of American History in ‘After the Bloom’ by Leslie Shimotakahara
Title: The Nearness of You Author: Amanda Eyre Ward Genre: Upmarket Women's Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Release Date: 21 February 2017 Length: 240 pages Source: eARC via NetGalley was provided in exchange for an honest review. Available in Hardcover "Who is her mother?" When Suzette and Hyland Kendall first got together, they agreed that they'd never have children.… Continue reading Defining motherhood in ‘The Nearness of You’ by Amanda Eyre Ward
Author: Clare Mackintosh Source: eARC via NetGalley Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: 03 May 2016 Rating: 4/5 Stars Summary: On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . . I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh… Continue reading ARC Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Author: Midge Raymon Source: eARC via NetGalley Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 21 June 2016 Rating: 4/5 Stars Summary: It is only at the end of the world—among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica—where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of… Continue reading ARC Review: My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
Vessels Author: Daniel Raeburn Source: eARC via NetGalley Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Publication Date: 14 March 2015 Rating: 3/5 Stars Summary: An unforgettable portrait of a marriage tested to its limits. When Dan, a writer with a passion for underground comics, and his wife Bekah, a potter dedicated to traditional Japanese ceramics, met through… Continue reading ARC Review: Vessels by Daniel Raeburn